Mandated Sexual Harassment Training in Delaware
Passed in July 2018, HB 360 (Keeley, Hansen) begins January 1, 2019
*ALL EMPLOYERS must now distribute the Department of Labor’s Sexual Harassment Notice to each new employee upon commencement of employment, and to each existing employee by July 1, 2019.
The notice explains sexual harassment, provides several examples, cautions against retaliation, and gives instructions on filing a complaint with the Department of Labor.
In workplaces with 50 or more employees, employers are required to: provide interactive training on sexual harassment prevention for all existing employees by December 31, 2019, and additional training to supervisors about their responsibilities and the retaliation prohibitions. The training must be provided to all new employees and supervisors within one year of commencement of their position.
Best practices – The DRA recommends that all employers provide a Sexual Harassment/Anti-Discrimination policy to ALL EMPLOYEES as part of the onboarding process of new employees, including documentation of receipt of policy and date the mandated sexual harassment training has been completed.
* The NEW ServSafe Workplace website offers an affordable, ONLINE training course that satisfies the Delaware requirements. Manager/supervisor and employee courses are available; training is approximately 60 minutes. Click here for more info
Best Practices – the DRA recommends that all employees also receive Sexual Harassment/Anti-Discrimination policies from their employer following the initial Sexual Harassment training, including a review session, time for questions, and signature required to document receipt of company policy.
* The DRA and B+H Insurance will provide IN-PERSON instruction for managers/supervisors that meet the Delaware requirements for training. Certificates of completion will be issued for all attendees, and Q&A sessions with an HR professional are included with all courses.
Classes are 90 min; discount offered for all DRA members